Crystal Palace vs Leicester LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of Premier League fixture today

Milivojević hammers home to defeat Leicester

Leicester avoided defeat on Boxing Day against Manchester United to remain above them in the table, but the failure to win allowed Everton to move ahead of the Foxes into second place to make it a Merseyside one-two at the top of the table. However, a draw today would be enough for Leicester to take back second place, but Brendan Rodgers’s side will be targeting much more than that on their journey to south London. They’re poised to welcome back fit-again defender Caglar Soyuncu to aid that quest, though Ricardo Pereira remains injured.

Palace need something of a change in fortunes after following the 7-0 humbling by Liverpool with a comprehensive 3-0 defeat against Aston Villa on Saturday, despite their opponents being reduced to 10 men early on. With the pressure on Roy Hodgson to turn their slide down the table around, Palace could close the gap to the top half of the table with a home victory and changes are expected among the Eagles, although Gary Cahill remains sidelined with a hamstring injury. Follow the live updates below.


Crystal Palace vs Leicester

Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of today’s Premier League action, kicking off with the early game between Crystal Palace and Leicester at Selhurst Park.

Had your fill of cheese and turkey leftovers in the days after Christmas? Well if not, there’s plenty of reason to kick back and relax as the festive fixtures continue with three games on Bank Holiday Monday, beginning with events in south London.

Following this afternoon’s opening encounter, we make the short trip west to Stamford Bridge as Chelsea host Aston Villa at 5:30pm, before the day’s action wraps up on Merseyside as second-placed Everton take on Manchester City in an exciting match-up.

Emmet Gates28 December 2020 13:38


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